The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-government organisation working for the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth, with a focus on access to justice and access to information. Further information can be accessed at www.humanrightsinitiative.org.
CHRI is looking for a Research Consultant for a project ‘Karnataka Prisons Study’ as part of its Prison Reforms Programme. The programme focuses on improving prison oversight, strengthening undertrial review committees, ensuring effective legal aid services for persons in custody and facilitating speedy repatriation of foreign national prisoners upon completion of their sentences. It seeks to achieve its goals through research, legal analysis and advice, advocacy, capacity building, network building and strategic litigation.
This position is a full-time consultancy based in New Delhi. It is part of the project supported by Karnataka SLSA, in collaboration with the Karnataka Prisons Department, to conduct the study of prison conditions in all prisons in Karnataka. The period of the consultancy is 7 months, from December 2018 to June 2019 and it would require frequent travel from Delhi to Karnataka.
The Research Consultant will:
Type of Appointment and duration:
Interested candidates should apply with a current CV, a cover letter, two writing samples (no longer than four pages – one in English and one in Kannada) and contact details of two referees.
Please note that proficiency in Kannada - oral and written - is a key requirement as the documents and interviews will primarily be in Kannada.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 November 2018.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.